Hello and welcome to Happy Family Art, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft tutorials, coloring pages and more!
Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states. You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun! Also, be sure to check out our very popular list of FREE OR INEXPENSIVE PLACES FOR FAMILY FUN IN AND AROUND NJ.
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One bright Saturday morning we went garden hopping: Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Van Vleck Gardens and Kip’s Castle.
We had the opportunity to stay over night at the GWL. We splashed and swam, and visited some nearby attractions. Here is more about our visit.
Fun Name Art: this was a wonderful art lesson that all the kids loved and had a great time. It is fun name art that makes you stretch your imagination.
Join us on a lovely meditative hike through the Herrontown Woods Arboretum.
Learn to draw a street scene using single point perspective. Easy to follow, step by step instructions. It all starts with a dot.
We had the opportunity to visit Bonkerz Laser Tag Arena and Arcade, and we had a great time there.
I forgot to put this lovely hiking spot up. It is a great place to hike in NJ, and with spring coming soon, I am looking forward to going back there.
This is one of my favorite art lessons. It allows you to explore textures, while leaving plenty of room for creative expression. Plus, the clean up is a breeze!
A step by step guide to a quick and easy way to draw glass bottles.
Montclair Art Museum is a fun little museum located in a wonderful area, with so much to explore with your family.
These beaded felt pins are a small craft project that are fun and really simple to make.
We visited the Thomas Edison Historical Park in October. It was most definitely an educational experience.
Easy to make a necklace or a bracelet using leather, silk, beads, and more.
I fell in love with felting when I tried it a friend’s house (peer pressure at it’s best). Introduction to felting, and how to make a felted doll tutorial.
This is not the first time that we visit Raptor Trust in Millington. It is always a great and wonderful experience.
I made these Shakespeare themed bags for a friend. It is an easy beginner sewing project, and I enjoyed the process.
These paintings allowed me to explore watercolor techniques, while having a great time with the process.
I have created this page so that I can share all the photography tips, tricks and techniques that I have learned along the way.